QPX Parasite Shellfish - New Jersey

State of New Jersey

This State of New Jersey fact sheet (PDF) briefly outlines the ecological and socioeconomic risks associated with Quahog Parasite X (QPX), a parasite that kills hard clams. QPX was first discovered in New Jersey in the 1970s.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology